|There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Sachar, Louis
ISBN: 0394805720 ISBN-13: 9780394805726
Publisher: Yearling Books
Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: July 1994
Annotation: Bradley Chalkers IS the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls. No one likes him--except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren't afraid to try. But when you feel like the most-hated kid in the whole school, believing in yourself can be the hardest thing in the world. . . .
"Winner of 19 Children's Choice Awards
|Library of Congress Subjects: |
- Behavior; Fiction.
- Friendship; Fiction.
- Schools; Fiction.
|BISAC Categories: |
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
|LCCN: bl 99985622|
|Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11|
|Book type: Juvenile Fiction|
|Physical Information: 7.50" H x 5.00" W x 0.50" (0.30 lbs) 195 pages|
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Bradley Chalkers IS the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls. No one likes him-- except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren' t afraid to try. But when you feel like the most-hated kid in the whole school, believing in yourself can be the hardest thing in the world. . . .
"Winner of 19 Children' s Choice Awards"
Contributor Bio(s): >Louis Sachar is the author of Stanley Yelnats’s Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake and Holes, winner of the Newbery Medal and now a major motion picture. The author lives in Austin, TX.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1987 April)
Gr 4-7 An unlikely protagonist, Bradley Chalkers is a friendless, lying, insecure bully who is the oldest boy in his fifth-grade class. In this humorous novel that tells of Bradley's learning to like himself and to make friends, Sachar ably captures both middle-grade angst and joy. Bradley's triumph comes through the friendship of a new boy at school and the help of the new school counselor. Readers, like the astute counselor, can see the strengths that Bradley has, and will cheer at his minor victories and cringe at his setbacks along the way. The story is unusual, witty, and satisfying, if not always believable: a few incidents just do not work. For instance, even though Bradley has not been doing his homework, his complete ignorance of it is unlikely (``He hadn't realized. . .he would need to bring his book home''), and his total unfamiliarity with birthday parties is too extreme for a ten year old, even one who hadn't been to a party in three years. Yet Bradley's need for acceptance even as he holds back from classmates who might mock or hurt him is genuine, and his eventual success will gratify readers. David Gale, ``School Library Journal'' Copyright 1987 Cahners Business Information.
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